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    Re: will hydrogen be the way forward

    It's the smallest molecule. Period. Periodically. By definition. H2.

    Really hard to contain. It leaks out of nearly anything. It's The Cat Who Walks Through Walls.

    There's absolutely no problem...
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    Re: Boiled wool

    There's a great description of that in Tim Severin's book "The Brendan Voyage", from observing his Faroe Island crewman.

    The point of dipping it in water is that it cuts the wind better, and it's...
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    Re: Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    $320M here Why a Boeing 777 costs $320 million (usatoday.com)
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    Re: Seven Hundred Million Dollars !

    What’s the price of a new B-777 these days? $400M?
  5. Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    We have a fridge at the cottage that was one of the ones that Ontario Hydro rewired for free when the grid was changed from 25 CPS to 60 CPS. Pre-1951.

    ONTARIO SCRAPS ITS HORSE-AND-BUGGY LIGHTS |...
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    Re: EVs and cold weather

    That report doesn't mention what the temperature was in the winter tests, only that the range dropped 20%.

    There's a big difference between the heat required in the cabin at -25C vs -5C.

    We...
  7. Re: Preliminary NTSB report on Dallas B17 P63 crash.

    No sweat, it's human nature to want to know asap.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    This thread reflects the quarrel I had with the Airbus design philosophy. In my experience, I've found that sometimes it's easier to control a system directly, yourself, than to get a computer to do...
  9. Re: Preliminary NTSB report on Dallas B17 P63 crash.

    Don't come to any conclusions based on youtube "experts".

    Accident investigation by social media is unprofessional.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    I sail Drake in the Fall in Canada. There is a wood stove down below for the cold nights and mornings. But frankly, it's not that much fun unless the daytime temp rises to 10C (50F) or more, with...
  11. Re: Preliminary NTSB report on Dallas B17 P63 crash.

    Yes, for those unfamiliar, a Preliminary Report answers the questions "what-where-when". The Final Report, which will probably be in a year or so, answers "how-and-why".
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    Re: a well laid deck

    That would be a queen plank.
  13. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Indeed. Poor people don't want to be equal -- they want to be rich!
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    Re: Air to air photo

    My perspective has been from the other side:

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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Good comments HR.

    I went to China 145 times. Never stayed long or went anywhere -- all visits were pilot-layovers in big cities.

    But you do gather some impressions... I saw demonstrations and...
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Well said, Joe.
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Flashman is terrific! I discovered the books early-on, in the '70s, and was a devoted G. M. Fraser fan until he died.
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    The series is about people, not ships. I love the nautical setting of course, but I have all the books, and re-read them about every 4-5 years because they are stories about people I've been coerced...
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    Re: Fir die off

    Chestnut Blight
    Dutch Elm Disease
    Spruce Budworm
    Emerald Ash Borer

    Now this?

    If some other thing comes along these lines (Oak Wilt) we might as well plant corn and beans across the entire...
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    The Photo Most Unlike Us

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  21. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    The Soviet Union in a nutshell: “You pretend to pay us, we pretend to work.”
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    It was a month ago.

    Now we're varnishing snowshoes.
  23. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    The '62 Olds 88 that my girlfriend and I went to Drive-In movies in.
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    Re: Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Did they move there after the buffalo vanished, and the plains people shrank?
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    Re: Starting a large steam engine

    I love the size-80 font on the gauges.

    I love the whole thing, actually...
  26. Re: Esa mulls Solaris plan to beam solar energy from space

    ESA?

    Any hardware will be 20 years in the future.
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    Re: wasp radial, how'd they do that?

    Also, the Wasp and the Double-Wasp, the R-2800, were a marvel of technology. There was no way to cast the multitude of cooling fins required around the exhaust valves -- too many were needed in too...
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    Re: wasp radial, how'd they do that?

    Yes, it's common on aircraft engines -- two parts connected by both a thread, and an interference fit. It's particularly useful for exhaust valve seats.

    These days, replicating an antique aircraft...
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    Re: Buffy Sainte-Marie

    In the north, yes. It's mixed woodland there.

    But just north of Regina? That surprised me. Traditionally that's Sioux, and bordering Blackfoot.
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    Re: Sailmaking hack

    Todd, great posts.
  31. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    I was disappointed in the TV series, being a huge Sharpe fan since the 80s. Too low a budget (armies with 75 people), and Sean Bean isn't big enough or mean enough to fit the character of Sharpe. And...
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    Re: Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Well, that's weird. What were Cree doing in the Qu'Appelle Valley, in south central Saskatchewan?

    It's a long way from any trees. Traditionally the Cree fought with the people of the plains.
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  33. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    That age (16) is all about hormones, nothing else. Crazy idea.

    During Parizeau's time in Quebec he tried to lower the voting age to 16 too. It would have resulted in change all right --...
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    Re: Airbus vs Fire truck

    When it comes to safety, not all airlines are the same, not all airports are the same, and not all countries are the same.
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    Re: Exercising a Spitfire

    It's built as a Mark IX. Originally (1945) it was a low-back, but the owner had one at the time (a Mark XVI) and decided to have the high-back.

    As for the horsepower, most of those ratings are...
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    Re: Exercising a Spitfire

    Very true!

    When the thing is so British it's bad-teeth-British, I usually do spell it aeroplane. The Lysander is a stirling example. ;)
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    Re: Exercising a Spitfire

    Hey, an airplane's an airplane.

    A Champ is a super little bird.
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    Re: 55 T-Bird

    Oh yes. Chris isn't likely to part with it -- huge set of foundation memories tied to that car.

    BTW, the photo is from before it was properly restored. All the bondo you can see in the shadow-line...
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    Re: 55 T-Bird

    Hey, I know that car...

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    When it was restored a few years ago, we made sure all the NASA parking passes and stickers stayed on the windshield...
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    Exercising a Spitfire

    I had a fun practice flight before our formation flypast on Nov 11 over Parliament and the National War Memorial.


    https://youtu.be/IHdEbb1VXew
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    Yeah, women are so touchy touchy touchy, but they still generally expect the man to take the garbage out.
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    Re: Pricing for boat work

    Your time is valuable. This is a message my wife has been hitting me over the head with for years as I charge rates which are so low they're practically pro-bono.

    If you want a reference, charge...
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    Re: Time to Reinvent Myself

    Hang in there. You have a strength that everyone here admires -- and maybe even envies.
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    Re: Ooof - COVID

    I got it 6 weeks ago. A very nasty 1-week cold with extremely sore throat.

    Got over that, but a nagging cough has persisted ever since. The three doctors I consulted (my daughter, her husband, and...
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    Re: Power planes

    They're a great tool when you have rough-cut or slabbed boards, and need to remove a lot of material in a hurry to true up an edge or surface.

    But they make a LOT of shavings in a hurry. I use my...
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    Re: Rememberance Day

    On Nov 11 this year I led a formation of 3 in the Spitfire over Parliament Hill in Ottawa, for a flypast of the National War Memorial. What struck me was all the red on the ground there.

    As I...
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    It's complicated. Very impressive of course.

    At Oshkosh, as you're putting the cockpit cover on your homebuilt, you hear all this low-freq rumbling noise vibrating your bones; you look up, and...
  48. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    No black boxes. Most have ADSB-out, which means they send a signal that modern airplanes can receive to get shown on a screen, but the vintage aircraft would almost certainly not have that display...
  49. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    That's exactly what I mean by "Accident investigation by social media is unprofessional."

    The author says it's cursory and speculative. Then why do it? What's the point? Is he looking for YouTube...
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    Re: You are never too old

    Wonderous.
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